Callogobius hasseltii   (Bleeker,  1851) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 73 mm.

Color: In upper parts reddish green, lower parts orange. Head and body clouded with blackish. Body with 3-4 indistinct transverse bands. Fins yellowish. Dorsal fins and anal fin with transverse stripes. Pectoral and caudal fin with transverse stripes. A black ocellus on upper part of caudal fin may be present.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 5 3/4 - 6 in length, 7 1/2 - 8 in total length. Head pointed, depressed, 4 in length, 4 2/3 - 5 1/3 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 3 1/2- 3 1/3 in head, inter orbital 1/3 eye diameter. Snout convex, shorter than eye, tip before eye. Anterior nostril tubular. Mouth very oblique, lower jaw prominent. Maxillary does not reach eye or to below anterior margin of eye. Teeth of outer row enlarged. Tongue rounded. Gill openings not to a little continued forward below, isthmus broad. Head with rows of papillae and folds on snout, cheek and opercle. A number of transversal folds under lower jaw. Head scaled above behind the eyes and on cheek and opercle with cycloid scales. Sometimes scales of head rudimentary. Scales of body enlarged posteriorly, ctenoid. First dorsal fin obtuse, lower than body, middle rays are the longest. Second dorsal fin higher than the first, pointed posteriorly. Pectoral fin pointed, a little longer than head. Ventral fin not longer than head, basal membrane present or absent. Caudal fin lanceolate, longer than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Eleotris hasseltii Bleeker, 1851
Eleotriodes hasseltii Bleeker, 1859
Eleotris hasseltii Gunther, 1861
Valenciennea hasseltii Bleeker, 1868
Gobius mucosus Gunther, 1871
Gobius (Oxyurichthys) coelidotus (Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1880)
Gobius depressus Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886
Doryptena okinawae Snyder, 1912
Macgregorella moroana Seale, 1909
Mucogobius mucosus McCulloch, 1912
Callogobius hasseltii M. Weber, 1913
Callogobius hasseltii McCulloch, 1919
Macgregorella intonsa Herre, 1927
Callogobius hasseltii Fowler, 1928
Callogobius hasseltii Koumans, 1934
Macgregorella badia Herre, 1936
Callogobius hasselti Tomiyama, 1936
Doryptena okinawae Koumans, 1940
Callogobius hasseltii Koumans, 1941
Callogobius hasselti (Bleeker, 1851)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Koumans, FP (1953) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 10 423 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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